I am a brand new knitter and also new to this site (love it by the way!)
I have a question regarding casting on. I learned this method way back when and now that I am trying my hand at knitting again many years later, I do not see or hear of anyone using this technique.
To cast on, I was told to just twist the yarn around my thumb and slip the needle under and you have cast one on. Very, very simple. My confusion is that if this is an accepted way of casting on and is correct, why don't more people use this method. I see a lot of long tail casting on but find this a bit more difficult to do. Please advise. Thanks a bunch!